Drover Scarf Kit (issue three)
We now offer handy kits for all our patterns in The Annual (issue three). This is the fabulous Drover Scarf by Fay Dashper-Hughes, and all kits include enough yarn to crochet this loop scarf, along with a limited edition button badge and a fab project bag to keep it all safe. Happy crocheting! Please be aware that the kit does not include a copy of the Annual as we know some of you will have ordered them separately.
Conceived from the Shetland tradition of being gifted a wedding shawl so fine that you could pull it through your wedding band, this pattern is designed to pull one end through the other, thereby keeping it round your neck on even the most blustery walks.
A Drover is someone who drives cattle and sheep to market, so would definitely benefit from a nice warm neck! This versatile design can be crocheted in any yarn weight (from lace through to worsted), in any of our yarns and incorporates textured stitches that simulate traditional embroidered smocking, field tracks and herringbone patterning that link back to our agricultural heritage.
Worsted Suggestion: Yarnadelic (Worsted: 216m/ 236yds per 100g); 260g
DK Suggestion: Knit by Numbers (DK: 233m/ 254yds per 100g); 235g
Sport Suggestion: Yarnadelic (Sport; 333m/ 464yds per 100g); 225g
4ply Suggestion: Harvest Hues (4ply; 400m/ 437yds; per 100g); 240g
Lace Suggestion: Appledore (heavy laceweight; 275m/ 300yds per 50g); 180g
We think this is a great pattern for hand-spun yarn. Follow the pattern with the closest gauge to your own hand-spun.
One size in each of 5 yarn weights: Worsted (DK, Sport, 4ply, Lace)
Length (A): 118 (119, 117, 117, 117)cm / 46.5 (46.75, 46, 46, 46)”
Keyhole fold (C): 15cm / 6” (for all yarn weights)
Width (B): 25 (24, 28, 31, 29)cm / 9.75 (9.5, 11, 12.25, 11.25)”
Width of 32 sts: 19 (18.5, 16.5, 15, 12)cm / 7.5 (7.25, 6.5, 6, 4.75)”
Length of 24 rows: 17.5 (17, 15, 13.5, 10.5)cm / 7 (6.75, 6, 5.25, 4)”
Width of 5 Xtr: 9.5 (8.75, 8, 7, 5.5)cm / 3.75 (3.5, 3.25, 2.75, 2.25)”
HBhtr over 10cm / 4” width: 16 (17, 19, 21.5, 26)
Crochet hook size: 5.5 (5, 4.5, 4, 3)mm / US I/9 (H/8, 7, G/6, C/2 or D/3)
Drover Scarf is crocheted in rows. It is then partially doubled over and sewn at one end to provide a tube or keyhole to pass the other end through, keeping it secure around your neck.
To adjust the length of your scarf, add or remove multiples of 3 chains to your starting chain. To adjust the width, work more or fewer repeats of Rows 4-13. Remember that adjustments will affect the amount of yarn required.
The Annual (issue three)
This pattern is currently only available in print. Pick up a copy of our Annual here.